Democracy Experts

Jane Harman resigned from Congress February 28, 2011 to join the Woodrow Wilson Center as its first female Director, President and CEO. Representing the aerospace center of California during nine terms in Congress, she served on all the major security committees: six years on Armed Services, eight years on Intelligence, and eight on Homeland Security. During her long public career, Harman has...
Associate Professor of History & International Affairs, George Washington University
Professor Harrison studied at Harvard and Columbia and has taught at George Washington University since 1999 where she served as Director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies from 2005-2009. She has published books and articles on the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, Germany and Russia, been an invited speaker in many countries and appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, the BBC, the History Cha...
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Ambassador to Ukraine (2003-2005)
Associate Professor, Sungshin Women's University
Hong Seuk Ryule is a Associate Professor of the Department of History at Sungshin Women's University in Seoul. Professor Hong holds a Ph.D. in Korean History from Seoul National University. He has also spent time as a visiting Researcher at the University of Maryland at College Park(1999-2000). He specialized in the modern history of Korea, and specifically, U.S.-ROK and inter-Korean relations...
Senior Researcher, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education
Former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
Farahnaz Ispahani is a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is a Pakistani politician who served as a member of Parliament and Media Advisor to the President of Pakistan. At the Parliament she focused on the issues of terrorism, human rights, minority rights and US-Pakistan relations. Ms. Ispahani spent the formative years of her career as a print and television journalist. Her...
Researcher, University of Zurich; Head of Continuing Education, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research (IPMZ).
Dr. Erik Jentges is an interdisciplinary researcher working on social theory and political communication. He received his doctorate in sociology in 2009 at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. As a senior teaching and research associate in the mass communication and media studies department, he has been affiliated with the NCCR Democracy at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Research interests...
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Project, Hoover Archives; former Director, Radio Free Europe
A. Ross Johnson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Archive Project at Hoover, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson  International Center for Scholars.Johnson was a senior executive of RFE/RL from 1988 to 2002, serving as director  of Radio Free Europe, director of the RFE/RL Research Institute, and acting president...
Professor, Mount Holyoke College
Professor Stephen Jones received his Ph.D (Georgian Social Democracy in Opposition and Power, 1918-1921) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984. He has taught at the Universities of California, London, and Oxford.  Since 1989 he has taught at Mount Holyoke College in the US. Professor Jones has written over 90 articles and chapters on Georgian affairs.  He publ...
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington

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